Travel App Development – Build an App for Your Travel Business

Do you have a great idea but need to know about travel app development? 

Don’t worry. You’re landed on the right page.  

At Adsum Software, we excel in customized development of travel applications with advanced features that ensure a smooth travel experience. 

This guide introduces our suite of travel mobile app development services, including topics important for successful travel app development from scratch.

What is Travel App?

A travel app is a mobile app the purpose of which is to make your traveling stress-free. It is used for several purposes: researching destinations, booking travel reservations, tracking loyalty points, browsing travel packages, and many more. For example, Airbnb, Hopper, and TripCase

On the other hand, Travel App Development Company makes the travel app business better by adding user-oriented features and giving users a real-time experience in using an app.

Get the superior customer experience by utilizing our Travel Mobile App Development Solution.

Travel App Market & Industry Forecasts

The travel app market has gone to great lengths to cultivate a digital presence. In fact, in 2021, the top three travel apps experienced over 60% growth in terms of revenue.

According to the Statista Digital Market Outlook, the total revenue generated from travel apps globally was approximately 0.3 billion U.S. dollars in 2021 which is expected to increase to an estimated value of approximately 0.54 billion U.S. dollars in 2026.

Thus, the data shows that the expansion of this market touches excellent heights and, as a result, increases the competition. Therefore companies need more innovative and unique ways to mark themself as extraordinary in the mop.

User-Friendly Travel App Features That Enhance Your Experience

Travel App Features That Enhance Your Experience

We build a travel app that incorporates the best features of the app, from registration to secure payment gateways to meet business needs.

  • User Registration

This is also called a sign-up feature. It is used to register all the user’s credentials required for using the app. In this feature, we use the combination of email id/ mobile number and password for signing up. For security reason we can’t skip this step. 

However, to provide a better and faster user experience, we also allow reusing social media accounts login details.

  • Search and Filters

For any travel app “search” feature is a must. Whether the user is seeking a destination, accommodation, or reservation travel app would help the user. To make the search and filter of the app more precise, we make the travel app with an intuitive and easy-to-use feature.

  • Booking & reservation

In the modern traveling business, travel apps integrate a booking system so that the user book hotel rooms, tickets, tours, transfers, and entertainment. To implement this functionality in the app, we use APIs and other technologies that allow users to view real-time details related to the availability of rooms, seating details, and many more.

  • Navigation and geolocation

A GPS-based location feature is a must for a traveling app because travelers need to know the location and whether they are moving in the right direction. Also, it helps look for nearby restaurants, sightseeing, cafes, hotels, and museums.

To increase accessibility, we provide this feature during the travel app development. Not only this, but we also add offline access to the maps so that app users can access the maps without an internet connection.

  • Listings

This feature gives complete details about the hotel rooms, hostels, apartments, sights, tours, guides, or whatever travelers are looking for. For example, photos, videos, reviews, etc. to make this feature more advanced, our developers built a travel app using Apple maps/Google maps so that a user can know about the nearby area of the place, such as 3D tours.  

  • Reviews & ratings

This feature is important for both business growth and travelers. It helps users to know about the tourist’s feedback. To maintain the reliability of your business, we make a travel app with this feature.  

  • Secure Payment Gateways

The travel app should be equipped with a payment gateway feature to make the secure and necessary payment. At Adsum software, our skilled developers use payment gateway APIs in travel app development so that users would enjoy secure and reliable payment solutions. 

  • Chat

One of the best and necessary feature of current time is Chatbot. Undoubtedly, for smooth functioning businesses need to include this feature on their travel app. We provide a chatbot feature during travel app development for the user’s convenience. It allows users to chat directly with property owners or hotel representatives and ask them about details.

  • Other advanced features: Apart from the travel app features mentioned above, we also add some other advanced features during the travel application development based on the requirement of the business, that includes –
    • Currency converter
    • Translator
    • Weather forecast
    • Transportation
    • Social Media Integration

Seeking to incorporate advanced features into your Travel Application?

Types of Travel Apps Being Built By Us

Before discussing how to make a travel app, we excel in developing customized travel apps loaded with features that ensure a smooth travel experience for users every time. Also help travellers to find out best deals for accommodation and finding destinations. 

Our suite with some of the most used types of travel app development services offers:

  • Flight and transportation booking apps – Using such apps, travelers compare flight costs, book, and pay for tickets, such as – Hopper.
  • Accommodation booking apps – These travel apps allow users to search and book their accommodation based on their preferences and requirements, such as location, price, availability, and amenities. Some popular examples include, Expedia, Marriott, etc. The interface of these apps are user-friendly which is convenient for travelers to choose their preferred stay.
  • Travel guides – This app answers the following questions – Which places are worth visiting and which are overhyped? What are the city’s hidden gems? Which places are ideal for a short trip if I have limited time? Examples: Tripadvisor and for offline access you can check out Triposo.
  • Trips and activity booking apps – This type of travel app development allows users to search for and book trips and activity trips. Users can use the app to browse available trips, select their preferred activity type (e.g. hiking, kayaking), and book the trip they like best. Examples: Kayak, TripIt, Sygic Travel, Couchsurfing, Packing Pro
  • Travel Security Apps – There are several travel security apps such as bSafe , Sitata Travel Safe, and NordVPN the purpose of these apps is to enhance travelers’ safety by offering security checklists, emergency contact information, and guidance on locating nearby embassies or consulates.

Our Travel App Development Process

As an established app development company, we follow an agile approach to travel app development that generates substantial revenue.

  • Planning and Analysis

During this phase of the travel app development process, our team of experts carefully examine your business needs. Also they identify potential challenges and determine the technological feasibility necessary for creating a successful travel app.

  • Design Product Architecture

During the software design process, our team of technical architects and travel app developers collaborates to create an attractive and interactive UI/UX design plan that outlines the entire flow of your travel booking app.

  • Development

Once the design is approved, we create a prototype to provide the client with a complete look and feel of the travel app development. The MVP version prioritizes essential features and enables a fast launch of the app.

  • Testing and Deployment

Upon completing the travel app development, we perform a comprehensive product quality test to ensure that the app is free from bugs and glitches. After that, the app is deployed on various platforms.

  • Product Support and Maintenance

At Adsum Software, we believe in establishing long-term relationships with our clients. We collaborates with you at every stage of the app development life cycle to ensure your travel app meets all your business needs. Also, we offer ongoing support and maintenance to ensure that your travel app continues to deliver a seamless user experience.

Allow us to assist you with a complete travel app development solution that provides high ROI.

How to Make Money from Your Travel App?

Several ways are available to make businesses earn money via travel apps. But choosing one or more than one revenue-generating model to build a travel app is crucial for a business owner. 

However, when any company hires us for tourism app development, we understand their requirement to have revenue-generating features as built-in facilities or go for third-party API integration. Here are a few ways that show how to travel mobile apps for travel business can make money –

  • In-App Purchases

Many companies ask us to keep some of the app features locked in the basic version which users can access via in-app purchases later. As a result, this purchase contributes to a substantial income for the app.

  • Premium Version 

Particularly in this tactic, our skilled developers first create a basic version of the app which is available for end-user at free of cost. Once we found that customers are attracted at large number then we divert the audience toward the premium version. This version is packed with advanced features and accessibility at available at some fixed amount. With this popular way, you’ll definitely generate a good income. 

  • Advertising 

Once the app has created a sizable audience base, then at that time displaying advertisement helps in generating a substantial income for the app.  

  • Commission 

Most travel apps are based on a commission model. The app gets a certain commission from the user in exchange for every booking and payment made in the app.  

  • Listing fee

It offers an alternative to the commission-based business model Rather than taking a percentage of every transaction, certain apps charge service providers a listing fee to have their names featured on the platform.

Travel and Tourism app development Cost

Due to high variability in the cost of everything related to travel app development, we are unable to fix a single amount for development. The cost is determined through the consideration of several elements and factors

That includes: 

  • Features a business wants to comprise in the app
  • Overall time spent in the app development 
  • Type of platform 
  • Theme you want to use in your app also affects its cost
  • The experience of the experts also count in the total cost of the app 
  • In addition, other aspects of the project such as frequent app maintenance, time-to-time upgradation, and scalability also affects the cost of the app

Technology Stack for Travel App Development

Our team of skilled developers builds a travel app that ensures great returns to your business by utilizing the perfect choice of the advanced technology stack.

Have a glimpse to the tech stack of the travel app development:

Front-end technologies:

  • For a better user interface, we use CSS, HTML, and JavaScript
  • React Native, Angular, or Vue.js for building the mobile app
  • Bootstrap, Material-UI for styling

Back-end technologies:

  • Node.js and Express.js for the server-side logic
  • MongoDB, MySQL, or PostgreSQL for the database
  • AWS, Firebase, or Azure for hosting and deploying the app
  • For Payment gateway integration, we use such as Stripe and PayPal

Mobile App technologies:

  • AndroidiOS, Cross-platform like React Native, Flutter, Ionic, and Xamarin.
  • NoSQL for the database
  • Apple Store and Google Play Store for deploying the app
  • For Payment gateway integration, we use such as Stripe and PayPal

Additional technologies

  • Database technology: MongoDB or MySQL
  • Payment gateway integration: Stripe, Paypal, or another payment gateway
  • Push notification: Firebase Cloud Messaging 
  • Maps Integration: Google Maps
  • Cloud Platform: AWS, Google Cloud, or Azure
  • Authentication and Authorization: JWT, OAuth, or other authentication

Ideal team structure for developing a travel app

Travel app development is not a one-man army; it needs a skilled and experienced team. This team comprises around 5-6 people; the following are the core profiles required for the perfect app development:  

  • Product Owner

The person who is completely accountable for the development of the app. The product owner fills the gap between the travel app development team and the client so that the chances of communication gap would be zero.  

  • Project Manager 

Like product owner, project manager is also accountable for the overall working of the project, the only difference is project manager works internally only. On-time delivery of the project with expected quality and at a defined cost is the core responsibility of the project manager. 

  • Business Analyst 

A business Analyst is a person who forms the connection between the client and the developer team. They learn completely about the concept of the business, define the need of the project, and provide the required details to the client, such as estimated project cost, delivers the prototype, and assist the client in obtaining the desired end product.  

  • UI/UX Designer 

The first appearance of the app is designed by UI and UX designers. They will strive to create a user-friendly app such as travel app that avoids any potential complications.

  • Mobile App Developer

Like UI/UX developers, mobile app developers are also crucial team members. The developer’s role is to build the app for iOS, Android, or both and transform the UI/UX layouts into real-time applications.  

  • QA Engineer

The role of the QA engineer is to conduct the repetitive and stringent quality check of the app and ensure to remove all the bugs.  

  • Sales & Marketing Specialists

Our team also has sales and marketing specialists to transfer the app’s performance by enlarging its reach to maximum users. 

What We Consider While Creating a Travel App

Travel app development is a matter of investing a good amount of money. Choosing between what to consider and what not is a complicated job. Therefore, investing a reasonable amount in mobile app development is important to ensure you appropriately fulfill your role.   

  • Don’t Compromise with Features 

Undoubtedly, an app’s development and maintenance cost depends mainly on the number and type of features a business wants to include. We offer economical travel app development costs so that the business would maintain the number of features in the app.    

  • Chatbot

While creating a travel app, we ensure that the app we are developing must have a chatbot as it enhances the user experience significantly by providing round-the-clock support.  

  • Check Prototype Properly

We properly go through the prototype of the travel app we are developing. The prototype is the raw product that will provide an idea about the appearance and functioning of the app. Ensure the app’s efficiency at this stage will not affect the cost and time of the travel app development. However, it will affect more once we reach the next stage.  

  • Learn competitors and ensure USP

We explore the market and learn about the key players and their capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses, and based on that, we build a travel app that stands out from other players and ensures our USP. This will help us to attract more users to the app.

Why Make Adsum Software Your Next Travel App Development Partner?

Being a recognizable travel app development provider, Adsum Software delivers top-notch solutions at competitive prices. We serve modern business needs with our list of advantages. That includes:

  • Strong Fundamentals

Our fundamentals regarding travel app development are very strong. Everything is ensured efficiently, whether API integration, repetitive testing, privacy, security features, or many other features. 

  • Everything Under One Roof

We have a team to accomplish businesses’ different needs and preferences. We develop various types of mobile apps with advanced features on both android and iOS platforms. 

  • After Service Support

We accompany businesses by providing free support services even after delivering the app. 

  • Agile Procedure

We follow the Agile methodology and hold regular scrum events to continuously enhance our practices and techniques, ultimately leading to high-quality results.

  • 100% Customization

We unlock business potential with our 100% customized mobile app development solution.

Build a Travel App with Adsum Software

Exploring new places will always excite people. We provide a travel app development solution to make this traveling experience smooth and enjoyable. We can build a featured-rich, customized, and faster travel app. 

So, contact us if you’re looking for tourism app development services! To boost you business goals we can build a travel app that fulfill your customer expectations.

Give your business an unmatchable progression with our On-demand Travel App Development Solution.


What makes a good travel app?

It’s a fact that the market is already crowded with many travel apps. Thus it’s crucial to make a travel app that is good and successful. As a travel app development company, we provide innovative, unique, and out-of-the-box solutions to businesses to build an app.

What is the estimated timeframe required to build a travel app?

The estimated time for travel mobile app development may take anywhere from a week, in the case of the ready-made app, to over 9 or 10 months. The app development time is based on the development platform, design complexity, features, level of customization, third-party integrations, developer location & experience, the cost of app development services, and more.

Which mobile platform would be more suitable for developing a travel app?

At Adsum software, we are specialize in travel mobile app development by using cutting-edge technology and popular platforms such as – Flutter, Android, iOS, and React Native. We regularly keep upgrading our latest tech stack.

Is tourism mobile app development a good investment option?

Undoubtedly, getting tourism app development done by a travel app development company is a good investment option. As it Improves Customer Retention Rate, it is available as a 100% customizable option and provides a complete travel app solution.  

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